The Journal of Japanese Society of Lumbar Spine Disorders
Online ISSN : 1882-1863
Print ISSN : 1345-9074
ISSN-L : 1345-9074
Clinical evaluation of rehabilitation after lumbar spine surgery; A post-discharge questionnaire survey
Kazuhiro ISHIDA[in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese]
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2004 Volume 10 Issue 1 Pages 149-154


A questionnaire survey was conducted to evaluate rehabilitation after lumbar spine surgery in Eniwa Hospital. One hundred patients who underwent rehabilitation after lumbar spine surgery participated in the current study. Almost all patients (94%) were satisfied with rehabilitation during hospitalization. However, some responders (36%) complained of the shortness of the rehabilitation period. There were many cases (31%) who returned to their original occupation very early. Therefore, occupational rehabilitation both before and after discharge was suggested to be very important. Accelerated rehabilitation not only during hospitalization but also after discharge is likely to be established and implemented under the consistent follow-up system.

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